Where to Eat the Best Pizza in New York

Where to Eat the Best Pizza in New York

If there is one food that New York is famous for, that is pizza. It might sound strange to hear that the most popular dish in the biggest US city is in fact an Italian invention. But if you think about the history of New York, its cosmopolitanism and the millions and millions of immigrants the city has received and hosted throughout the years, then it all becomes clear. Pizza restaurants and takeaways can be found at almost every corner in NYC. The irresistible flavors of baked dough, moz... [ read more ]

Southern Flavours: Creole Cuisine Highlights

Southern Flavours: Creole Cuisine Highlights

The southern part of the United States - and Louisiana especially - should represent a point of interest for any food-lover. This is where flavors and techniques from all over the world have fused, thus giving birth to some of the most popular and beloved culinary movements in US cuisine: Creole and Cajun. The differences between these two styles can be quite subtle sometimes, and since they both originate from Louisiana people often mistake them. In an older post on this blog we have alread... [ read more ]

New Orleans Cajun Cuisine Top Favorites

New Orleans Cajun Cuisine Top Favorites

Like the rest of Louisiana, New Orleans is famous for its Cajun cuisine, with its notorious grills and aromatic stews and sea food dishes. Although the Cajun cuisine shows a lot of French influences, it evolved into a very distinct style – a mix of spices and cooking method that blends perfectly into the bohemian atmosphere of New Orleans’ French Quarter. The ongoing Mardi Gras carnival sounds like the perfect occasion to indulge on some of these New Orleans Cajun Cuisine Top Favorites: ... [ read more ]

California Wine Tasting Tour Tips

California Wine Tasting Tour Tips

Once the land of gold seekers and adventurers, California came to be known as one of the major wine producers in the world. While the more traditional wine experts would say that French wines have no real competitor, Californian wines enjoy a great popularity among the average wine consumers. The wine and wineries in California represent far more than a product: they are a major attraction in this sunny state, and people would travel for thousands of miles just to have the chance to taste Ca... [ read more ]

A Taste of Californian Cuisine

A Taste of Californian Cuisine

California has always been a land of opportunities (just think of the Gold Rush, Hollywood, Silicon Valley enterprises) which is why it also attracted the most diverse people. After adventurers and gold seekers in the 19th century became the first European settlers of California, the promise of fame and fortune has attracted immigrants from all over the world. Getting a taste of Californian cuisine is like eating diversity on bread. With influences from both the neighboring Mexico and the A... [ read more ]

Southern Flavors: An Introduction to Tex-Mex Cuisine

Southern Flavors: An Introduction to Tex-Mex Cuisine

The savor of traditional Southern cuisine and the hot Mexican sauces: this seems to be, in essence, the success recipe of Tex-Mex cuisine. This variety of southern cuisine was born sometime in the first part of the 20th century – food historians claim 1940 to be the official birth date of Tex-Mex, or rather of the phrase defining it. While remaining faithful to the cooking methods, and, to some exempt, the ingredients of Texan cuisine, Tex-Mex has imported lots of elements from the nationa... [ read more ]